Friday, 14 August 2015 - 12:42
High school “baffled” by Dutch teen’s bungee jump death
The Hague school Montessori Lyceum is "baffled" by the death of their student Vera Mol, the 17 year old girl who died in a bungee jumping accident in Spain on Monday. Mol would have started her final year at the school in a week and a half. The tragedy has left a deep impression on everyone she left behind. "Everyone is in mourning", Peter van Schie, who teaches Dutch at the school, said to the AD. "She was such a very lovely pupil. A very talented girl who had too little time for everything she did." It seems that miscommunication may have been the cause of the accident, according to one of the bungee jump attendants. An attendant said "no jump" to the girl, and she may have heard "now jump", and jumped while two very necessary ropes had not been fastened yet.